LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Founded in 1910 as part of the Natural History, Science and Art Museum, the collection here grew in size and stature to command a six-building complex including art works from Europe, America, Asia, Latin America and a group of pre-Columbian artifacts. Notable works include Mary Cassatt's Mother about to Wash her Sleepy Child and David Hockney's painting of one of L.A.'s most famous roads, the self-titledMulholland Drive.
MOCA - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Enjoy a collection of some of the area’s best modern and contemporary pieces at this Los Angeles museum and gallery space. Rotating exhibitions offer something new on every visit.
J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM AT THE GETTY CENTER
Situated among the wild beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center houses not only the museum but also Getty's research, conservation and grant programs. The Getty Museum houses spectacular works of art, including Vincent Van Gogh's Irises, The Abduction of Europa by Rembrandt and Claude Monet's Wheatstacks. The museum is free to the public.
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
Nestled in the Sepulveda Pass, uphill from the Getty Center, the Skirball explores American Jewish life, American democratic values and the pursuit of the American Dream- a theme shared by many immigrant groups. The Skirball's core exhibits chronicle the journey of the Jewish people through the ages, with emphasis on American Jewry.
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
Discover the final resting place of Hollywood's mechanical royalty. Dioramas and temporary exhibits illustrate the evolution of America's love affair with cars. See a 1911 American Underslung, Earl Cooper's 1915 White Squadron Stutz Racer and a 1922 Ford Model-T shown in a scene from a Laurel and Hardy film.
GEORGE C. PAGE MUSEUM OF LA BREA DISCOVERIES
Watch ancient history unfold before your eyes as paleontologists work inside a glass-walled laboratory cleaning and identifying fossils found in the La Brea Tar Pits. Nearly 42,000 years ago the pits were formed when oil rose to the earth's surface and gelled upon cooling. Animals entering the pits to drink the water became stuck in the tar and died. Serving as almost a time capsule, the trapped animals' bones were preserved in the tar for centuries.